March 26, 2019 Hanson No comments exist

Since last week, I could not connect to 2 remote desktop servers which are in a different city. The error message was “Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:” With many years experience, I could tell it’s network related issue. As the issue happening, the servers were still in…

March 15, 2019 Hanson No comments exist

Since last Monday the same admin account got locked every night. Windows Event Messages – — Event 1 of 1: Log Name: Security Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing Logged: 03/09/2019 00:35:58 Event ID: 4740 Level: Audit Success User: Computer: ABCDC1.AD.ABC.COM A user account was locked out. Subject: Security ID: S-1-5-18 Account Name: DC201$ Account Domain: AD Logon ID:…

January 4, 2019 Hanson No comments exist

System Center Orchestrator runbook can run PowerShell Script and WMI query to manage remote computer. PowerShell Remoting depends on Windows Remote Management (WinRM), which is Microsoft’s implementation of the WS-Management (WS-Man) protocol. The protocol relies on HTTP or HTTPS and uses the TCP ports 5985 and 5986, respectively. WS-Management encrypts all PowerShell communication even if…

May 8, 2018 Hanson 2 comments

In last round of server patching, I had more than 40 servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 failed to install KB4093118 which is 2018-04 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4093118). I worked with Microsoft support with one server and solved the issue. PROBLEM: Failed to Install KB4093118 on…

January 8, 2018 Hanson No comments exist

When I was trying to delete a decommissioned remote desktop server from Active Directory I received the following message: Object %COMPUTERNAME% is a container and contains other objects. Are you sure you want to delete object %COMPUTERNAME% and the objects it contains? This operation could take a long time if  %COMPUTERNAME% contains a large number of objects. To determine…

July 10, 2017 Hanson No comments exist

The PowerShell Active Directory module offers a variety of cmdlets that allow you to remotely manage Active Directory. Many guides exist on the Internet that explain how to install the PowerShell Active Directory module. Unfortunately, I don’t find any guide for Windows Server 2016. I’ve tried the  installation procedures in this article, so you shouldn’t run into…

June 16, 2017 Hanson

I started to take over the responsibility of server patching after a server admin left recently. We use SCCM 2012 to patch servers. I met a few servers had the SCCM client certificate none issue. But not all fixes are same. The below screen shot shows the issue. Server A had this issue after I updated the SCCM client. There is another server B had…